With a lack of new material lately, I have dug into my Brickshelf folder to see what Blacktron stuff I had forgotten (Or was in the midst of a computer problem) to blog.
So as the picture above appears, it isn't a spaceship, but a mech(a?) This is my third (I think) attempt at making a mech of any kind, and I feel it turned out fairly well. It is actually a revamped 6878 Sub Orbital Guardian.
Those dark bley pieces on the feet have been replaced with black since the picture, but I am too lazy to take new pictures
More pictures can be seen here in the archaic Brickshelf
Well, after typing this review, I can say that I have added Spectral Starguider's set number to my very short list of set numbers that I have memorized.
Anyways, I have done a review of 6933 Spectral Starguider over on Classic Space, and I am way to lazy to bother typing it all up agian here, and figuring out exactly how all the coding works here, so I'll just redirect you to there. I'll give the stats, but if you want a more comprehensive review, I suggest you go to here:
Parts: 8/10 Selection isn't great, with it being mostly 6 large wheels that take up a lot of space, but even so, almost all of it is useful to some extent
Playability 9.5/10 This is easily the make-or-break part of my review. I just LOVE driving this set on the table, on the floor, or even in the dirt (More on that later)
Design: 8.5/10 I feel it is a little weak here, seeing as it is mostly a ship on a chassis with 6 wheels and a little platform on the back.
Figs: 9/10 How can you say two Blacktrons are not awesome? would have gotten a full ten if there had been a third, but even back then TLC had some limits.
Nostalgia: 9.5/10 When I first got this set back in 06 or 07, I wasn't particularly fond of it, but over the years, I have found this set to be amazing.
Overall score is 44.5/50, or 8.9. That rates as very good in my books.
One last post before I head off to Brickcon (Wooooooot!!!) In fact, this particular ship was built by Josh, someone who I know pretty well, and is also going to Brickcon, And he is taking this lovely ship with him, So I shall have the chance to check it out, and perhaps swoosh it around...
Also, it utilizes some rather odd pieces, like that duplo piece (The landing gear thingy) and some new Hero Factory armour. I say Josh is the best person at using useless pieces in awesome ways.
The first large shuttle was built mainly because I had a bunch of extra Blacktron figs floating around, I had that extra canopy, and I wanted to make a shuttle (Which is what I theorize 1479 Twin Pilot Craft as) The resemblance to 1479 was not planned on at first, but I went with it as the build progressed and as successive modifications came along The second one was actually built first, and was built intentionally to be a revamped form of 1479 (I think I might have that number memorized now)
Both shuttles include many features of 1479. Cockpit up front. Forward facing wings with those dishes on the ends. Triple engines. Antennas on the sides. Single fin on the rear.
More pictures on Brickshelf when moderation has commenced:
When I first saw this ship on Flickr, I thought it was the real thing, but on closer inspection, I discovered it was a micro version I have never seen a micro version of a set done so exellent! Full marks to P3-K4.
A new member of Classic-Space.com (If you are not a member of this great forum, then come and join We are looking for new members!) built his first creation using parts from various Blacktron II sets. It fits in very well with the official sets, with details like the detachable cockpit, and the multitude of anteneas.
But still Blacktron! A member of the Blacktron pool on Flickr posted this useful little list on the color schemes of all three Blacktrons (The Blacktron III is for interpretation, but I feel it fits very well)
And this coming from the guy who almost only builds Spaceships and sailing ships.. Anyways, Rougebantha built some sweet NBT minifigs. Not much else to say, other then I would hate to be on the receving end of his anger, with bodyguards like those...
Almost right after I posted last, an influx of NBT creations by Bricktron flooded the Blacktron group on flickr My favorite has to be the redone Battrax. It just looks so mean and nasty, just like a good NBT creation should be.
More pictures of the various other creations, plus more angles on this one:
Diamond2a goes good old studs up style with this beauty of a ship, named Blacktron Explorer. If this were a set, and it looks like it could fit right in with the classic Blacktron II sets, I wouldn't hesitate to snatch it up! The photography here is also very different then what we are used to.
My latest attempt at remodeling the classic ship, Allied Avenger. By now, this ship is definitly the most redone one of all Blacktron ships. But I wanted to try that cockpit design, and use those new skies as landing gear, and it just ended up becoming an Allied Avenger remake.
The New Year has come, and Rougebantha brings us this frightening mech known as Inciser2. A very menacing looking mech, one which I would never want to meet in a dark alley, or even in a brightly lit enemy base, as the short backstory might point to.